Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pure Coffee by Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler creates quite a stir with his releases and I'm not referring to the hype machine this time. Polarizing opinions of his work are consistently forthcoming and it seems people either love it or hate it. I don't have to be a fan of his releases to admire a willingness to gamble and offend some people. This attitude in general has churned out some gems in the past for whatever house is willing to take these chances.

Pure Coffee, like A*Men, B*Men and Pure Malt, has followers and detractors. Not may people sitting on the fence with these releases. That means these either polarize or are simply inconsistent. I go with the polarization since they all have merit and are quality fragrances whether you want to wear them or not. Fragrances are simply not going to work for everyone. That doesn't mean they're not well made or viable.

As a coffee fanatic of the drinking variety, wearing Pure Coffee doesn't give me "coffee". I'm not a coffee purist by any stretch ,but I do avoid the extravagant renditions of coffee that are available these days. I like my coffee plain and simple. What I get in Mugler's Pure Coffee is more in line with a mocha scent. Well, I like mocha and so do a lot of other people. I'm not alluding to the fact that a lot of people may want to "wear" their mocha, but hey.....I sure don't mind smelling of chocolate. Besides, this isn't a conventional chocolate aroma, but it's closer to that smell than it is to coffee.

There's also an anchor note of musk that works pretty well in this fragrance. I smelled it after a minute or two and it never usurps the accord like that note has a nasty habit of doing sometimes. Pure coffee is a good mix of patchouli and musk that's infused with a mocha note that has a smidgeon of tar in there as well. The vetiver doesn't come to fruition as vetiver normally does in the drydown. I refer to what I usually perceive vetiver to smell like and the way it's used in Pure Coffee is a very good implementation. It has taken one for the team and blends in there almost anonymously, yet adds the right touch.

I like Pure Coffee. Hell, I also liked Pure Malt and if I ever run across bottles of either scent for a great price, I would buy them. They may be tough wears for some due to the heaviness, but they really are seasonal types like numerous other releases. Thumbs up from Aromi for Mugler's Pure Coffee.


  1. Aromi, nice review! I really enjoy Angel and Womanity, but haven't tried any other Muglers...yet. You just made Pure Coffee a must-try, ASAP! I really enjoy the mochatchouli blend in Angel, so your description intrigues me. Have you tried Angel (women)? How do they compare?

  2. Hi *jen ! I have never tried Angel women. I only know what's written about it. I seem to be a little late to the Mugler

    I wear B*Men in my rotation and find that Pure Malt and Pure Coffee are related to it. Pure Coffee would seem to be more appropriate for those who found Pure Malt a bit strong. They are all good in their own right though.....

    I'll have to make a note to try Angel women now !